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June 15, 2014
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‘Map of pain’ reveals how our ability to identify the source of pain varies across the body

“Where does it hurt?” is the first question asked to any person in pain. A new UCL study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called “spatial acuity”, varies across the body, being most … Continue reading

September 17, 2013
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Tingling sensation caused by Asian spice could help patients with chronic pain

The science behind the tingling sensation caused by eating a popular Asian spice has been explained by researchers at UCL. The study, which is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, helps shed light on the complex … Continue reading

February 28, 2013
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A Neural Basis for Benefits of Meditation

Mindfulness meditation training in awareness of present moment experience, such as body and breath sensations, prevents depression and reduces distress in chronic pain. In a new paper, Brown University scientists propose a neurophysiological framework to explain these clinical benefits. PROVIDENCE, … Continue reading

April 23, 2012
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Migraine Patients Find Pain Relief in Electrical Brain Stimulation

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Chronic migraine sufferers saw significant pain relief after four weeks of electrical brain stimulation in the part of the brain responsible for voluntary movement, the motor cortex, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of … Continue reading

December 11, 2010
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What Zen Meditators Don’t Think About Won’t Hurt Them

Zen meditation has many health benefits, including a reduced sensitivity to pain. According to new research from the Université de Montréal, meditators do feel pain but they simply don’t dwell on it as much. These findings, published in the month’s … Continue reading

December 6, 2010
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U of T Researcher Discovers Way to Zip Away Chronic Pain

*Peptide inhibitor called ZIP may be instrumental*  Research from the University of Toronto suggests that a peptide inhibitor called ZIP could be crucial in zipping away some kinds of chronic pain.  The new research, led by Professor Min Zhuo of … Continue reading

November 21, 2010
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Lab Studies Show Promise for New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis, or MS, may one day be possible using a drug originally developed to treat chronic pain, according to Distinguished Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Watkins and … Continue reading